Survey results released today by the cross-industry body Cinema First confirm that the UK public is more eager than ever to return to cinemas when they start to reopen next month, with 59 per cent citing the cinema as their most missed out-of-home entertainment activity.
In response to numerous media enquiries in the last few days, the UK Cinema Association today reiterated its opposition to any requirement that UK cinemas might be required to ask customers to 'prove' their COVID-free status when sites are allowed to re-open in the coming weeks.
The UK Cinema Association has warmly welcomed today's announcement of the appointment of Vue International founder and CEO Tim Richards as the new Chair of the British Film Institute (BFI).
Figures for 2020 UK box office released by Comscore - and separate figures for admissions from the Cinema Advertising Association - have confirmed the devastating effect that restrictions around the COVID-19 outbreak had on the UK cinema sector, with both down over three-quarters on 2019.
Over 40 leading figures from the UK film industry have written to the Chancellor supporting the UK Cinema Association's 'Keep the Magic Alive' campaign for targeted funding support for UK cinema operators.
The UK Cinema Association has today launched 'Keep the Magic Alive', a high profile social media campaign aimed at persuading government to provide targeting funding for its members, many of whom are struggling to survive the challenges presented by COVID-19.
The UK Cinema Association has strongly criticised today’s Government announcement which will see cinemas in ‘Tier 3’ in England required to remain closed when the national lockdown ends on 2 December.
The UK Cinema Association has warmly welcomed today's announcement by the Scottish Government of over £3.5 million of funding to independent cinemas in Scotland, the overwhelming majority of whom are Association members.
First awards to cinemas from £30 million BFI Culture Recovery Fund welcomed by UK Cinema Association
42 cinemas across England have today been confirmed as the first beneficiaries of the £30 million Culture Recovery Fund established to support independent venues during COViD-19.
The UK Cinema Association has welcomed today's announcement by cinema service company CinemaNext that the UK Digital Funding Partnership (DFP) - the grouping of smaller operators established by Association in 2010 to support the digitisation of smaller cinema operators - has now fully recouped on its VPF funding.